Lionheart by Jesse Martin
A Journey of the Human Spirit

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On October 31 1999, Melbourne school-boy sailor Jesse Martin completed one of the last great adventures of the 20th century. At 18 years of age, and after 11 months at sea, he became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. This is the story of why Jesse set himself such an astonishing task and how he managed to make his dream come true.
 

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Jesse Martin sailed the eastern coast of Australia, trekked through South East Asia, gone bush among the Aboriginal communities of central Australia, kayaked through Papua New Guinea, and crewed a yacht from Belize to Tahiti, all by the time he was 16 years old. At 17, he set off to sail alone around the world, the story of which became his runaway bestseller "Lionheart,"
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Allen & Unwin. 300 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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The rousing account of a 17-year-old Australian's solo, nonstop sail around the world in his yacht, the Lionheart, published to coincide with the airing of a National Geographic special about the journey.

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